David Goyer Brings ‘100 Bullets’ To Showtime

The screenwriter of "Blade" and "Batman Begins" is developing Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's Vertigo comic series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

What would you do if you had 100 untraceable bullets and the means to strike back at all of the people who have wronged you?

David Goyer may soon provide the answer to that question. According to Deadline, Goyer is in the process of developing "100 Bullets" as a TV series for Showtime as both a writer and an executive producer.

"100 Bullets" originated as a comic book series, which was created in 1999 by writer Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso. Published by DC's Vertigo imprint, the acclaimed series was a modern day noir anthology that followed a enigmatic man known as Agent Graves. After approaching specially selected people, Graves would often offer them a briefcase containing a gun, the previously mentioned 100 untraceable bullets and a promise that nothing they did with the bullets would be used against them legally.

Over the course of 100 issues, Azzarello and Risso brought back characters from earlier stories and revealed a larger conspiracy behind Graves' motivations. The series was also notable for its iconic covers by artist Dave Johnson, who drew the piece pictured above this article.

Goyer has practically made his career out of comic book adaptations, most notably as the screenwriter with Christopher and Jonathan Nolan on "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," as well as the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Man of Steel;" which will reboot Superman on the big screen. Prior to that Goyer wrote the "Blade" trilogy and TV series. Goyer even co-wrote the "Justice Society" comic book during the '90s.

On television, Goyer has also written for "Threshold" and "FlashForward."

If "100 Bullets" goes forward as a TV series, it is expected to retain the anthology style stories from the early years of the comic. But this doesn't mean that "100 Bullets" will definitely go to series. It's not even the only comic book series in development at Showtime, following last year's acquisition of John Layman's "Chew" as potential half-hour series.

Do you think that "100 Bullets" will make a good TV series? Who would you cast as Agent Graves? Let us know in the comment section below?